Election 2016: January 2016 Archives

An astronaut's complaint about the president perfectly captures what is wrong with NASA, TechInsider

"During a Reddit AMA from the International Space Station on Jan. 23 Astronaut Scott Kelly called out the US government for its lack of financial support for NASA. When a Reddit user asked Kelly what he'd like to see the next president of the United States do, Kelly had an interesting answer: "I would like the next president to support a budget that allows us to accomplish the mission that we are asked to perform, whatever that mission may be," Kelly wrote. ... To Kelly's point, even though the Obama administration directed NASA to start working on a manned mission to Mars, many have criticized the administration and Congress for not adequately funding NASA, causing critical Mars projects to fall behind schedule."

Bigelow Hearts Trump

Donald Trump tells 10-year-old that 'space is terrific' but potholes are more important, Washington Post

"You know, in the old days, it was great," Trump told the boy, along with an audience of more than 600. "Right now, we have bigger problems -- you understand that? We've got to fix our potholes. You know, we don't exactly have a lot of money." But it's not that Trump doesn't love space. After all, he once tweeted in August 2012: "It is very sad to see what @BarackObama has done with NASA. He has gutted the program and made us dependent on the Russians."

If elected, Hillary Clinton vows to 'get to the bottom' of the UFO mystery, Geekwire

"If we were visited someday I wouldn't be surprised," he said. "I just hope that it's not like 'Independence Day.'" When Hillary Clinton was asked about those comments and the prospects for getting a visit from extraterrestrials, she replied, "I think we may have been.[visited already]. We don't know for sure." Her campaign chairman, John Podesta, has long called for more disclosure about UFO cases, although he hasn't said specifically what needs to be revealed. When he left his post as senior adviser to President Barack Obama, he tweeted that his "biggest failure of 2014" was his inability to secure the disclosure of UFO files. Today, Podesta noted Hillary Clinton's reported comment that he made the candidate "personally pledge we are going to get the information out" about aliens and Area 51."

Keith's note: Great. The goofy UFO beliefs of long-time Clintonite John Podesta are apparently one of the cornerstones of Hillary Clinton's new space policy.


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